in Remarketing Honors Leaders from Two ServNet Auctions
is proud to note that two of its own have been named to this year's
class of Women in Remarketing: Ashley Dietze of San
Antonio Auto Auction, and Linda Paton of Greater Rockford Auto Auction.
Sponsored by Auto Remarketing, Women in Remarketing
is an annual tradition that recognizes the leading women in the
remarketing and used car business.
auctions continue to garner accolades for auction performance as
well as for individual leadership and contribution to the business
of vehicle remarketing," says Kevin Brown, ServNet's president.
"Every acknowledgment confirms ServNet's position as a network
of the best auctions in the country. I join with the ServNet auction
owners in saluting both Ashley Dietze and Linda Paton for the
standards they have set at their auction operations and for the
roles they continue to play in raising the bar for excellence in the
Dietze serves as Fleet/Lease Manager at San Antonio Auto Auction.
Daughter of Walker Auction Group founder Wade Walker, she began
learning all about the family business she was young, working during
the summers at the Corpus Christi Auto Auction answering phones,
stuffing envelopes and washing cars. She made her mark, however,
when the Walker Auction Group opened a greenfield operation in San
Antonio in 2010, which, thanks to her tireless energy and
contribution, has experienced unrelenting growth since the day it
opened its doors. Ashley attributes her success in the car business
to the collaboration with family, auction employees and colleagues
within in the industry.
privileged to work with my parents, husband and siblings along with
countless employees that I consider family as well. I also have the
honor of participating on ServNet's Board of Directors, where I
learn so much from other auction owners with far more experience
than I have," says Dietze. "I'm fond of saying that
there's no 'I' in team, and I know I wouldn't be where I am
today without all the people I work with day in and day out. Because
we work together to address challenges and find solutions for our
customers, we have built a great business together."
office manager at Greater Rockford Auto Auction, began her journey
in the industry in 1963, when she accepted a job as the title clerk
at a car dealership owed by her uncle, D.M. "Swede" Clark.
IN 1987, she was named office manager at the dealership's sister
business: Greater Rockford Auto Auction, where she fell in love with
the excitement of the Wednesday sale. Thirty years later she
continues to enjoy that thrill, anchored by the great relationships
that she has formed over the years with countless auto
models her approach to her work on the example set by her late uncle
Swede, whom she considers one of the most forward-thinking operators
in the business.
Swede treated every dealer as his closest friend," says Paton.
"He made everyone who came through the door feel special, and
that's something I try to emulate in the midst of the controlled
chaos that is the auction business. The key to our success is
simple: smile, never let them see you sweat and provide the best
customer service in the business. My team and I share that
conviction, and we're proud to see our dealer base return to our
auction week after week."
Women in Remarketing honorees from the ServNet auction group include
Cindy Mitchell (Bel Air Auto Auction - 2011), Patty Stanley
(Carolina Auto Auction, Indiana Auto Auction - 2013), and Michelle
Nichols-Neff (BSC America - 2015).
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